A graduate of Atlanta Christian College (Now Point University) and Cincinnati Bible Seminary (now Cincinnati Christian University), Gary Bordelon has been in Christian ministry for over thirty years. He has served at churches in Miami, Lake Worth, and Indianapolis. Currently, he serves as Church Administrator at First Christian Church in Kissimmee, Florida.
Coach Bordelon has a long history of working with young people. He takes a personal approach with each of his athletes, and many call him a life coach because of the genuine interest in helping students reach their full potential not only as athletes but as human beings as well. As a high school and college athlete, Gary played football, basketball, and golf. Since then, he has worked with students for thirty years in the areas of youth ministry, Bible Bowl, football, track, and cross country.
When his son Nathan became a member of the cross county team for Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Florida, Gary volunteered to help with the team. By the time his son graduated, he felt he had several “sons” and “daughters” who ran for cross country and track. In fact, he was instrumental in helping them receive cross country & track scholarships at Milligan College where his own son Nathan attended. Altogether, he has assisted coaching high school cross country and track for ten seasons.
“It is so satisfying to see a young man or young woman achieve their personal best,” Coach Bordelon says. “Sometimes they need that extra push and experienced guidance to achieve more than they ever thought they could do.” One of his favorite verses of Scripture is Hebrews 12:1 – “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
Coach Bordelon coaches both the Men’s and Women’s teams. The Suns will compete in the second division of NCCAA, but will run in a variety of meets across the state and country against opponents of all levels.
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